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Embryo Recordings

Embryo Recordings is an Australian netlabel that was set up as a means to distribute my own music, and that of collaborators, as well as some releases from friends and associates.

Embryo began as an umbrella "label" for a bunch of mp3.com pages in ~1998, and went on to sell releases on cdr over the web in ~2000.
In ~2004 I stopped offering cds for sale and transferred the entire back-catalog to the Internet Archive, under Creative Commons licence. These days I ask for a voluntary, discretionary donation from listeners.

Embryo features releases from HALO (also on Relapse Records), Terminal Sound System (Extreme Music / Release Entertainment / Hive Records), A Beautiful Machine, UN-, and several other projects.
All releases except those of HALO (s.klein / r.allen), Circle Of Lebanon (s.klein / g.hatzigeorgiou) and UN- (r.allen) are the work of Skye Klein.

You can check out our website for more information.

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Date Archived
Creator
Embryo Recordings
by A Beautiful Machine / Embryo Recordings
28,104
5
0
Opening with the sound of guitars performing a slow-motion launch over some alien sea, the third album from A Beautiful Machine picks up from where Solar Winds.. left off, taking the obsessions with deep space and the ocean to darker, deeper, noisier depths. From detuned wall of guitar noise to shimmering, soaring deep space rock, Home is a unique post-rock sonic journey.
Topics: Post-Rock, Shoegazer
Source: Embryo Recordings
Embryo Recordings
by Un / r.allen
24,795
0
0
Solo harsh electronics and grinding atmospheres from HALO drummer r.allen. PP&D is a grimy, claustrophobic soundtrack to every z-grade gorefest ever made.
Topics: Ambient/noise, Album Release, Death Industrial
Source: Embryo Recordings
Embryo Recordings
by A Beautiful Machine / Embryo Recordings
24,786
3
3
From the opening rising swell of hazy feedback to the closing cadence of shimmering, guitar noise, this second release from A Beautiful Machine is a hallucinogenic ride through reverb-drenched atmospheres, abrasive-yet-lush guitars and spaced-out, lethargic vocals. Solar Winds.. takes the ABM sound of noisy, post-shoegaze dream rock far further than hinted at in the debut self titled release, embracing a wide range of moods and sounds, crafting dark & dreamy odes to folly, love, loss and...
( 3 reviews )
Topics: Post-Rock, Shoegazer
Source: Embryo Recordings
Embryo Recordings
by Skye Klein / Various
22,058
0
0
This collection showcases tracks from Embryo releases which have gone on to be reissues by 3rd party labels.
Topics: electronic, IDM, glitch, noise, doom, metal
Source: Embryo Recordings
Embryo Recordings
by A Beautiful Machine / Embryo Recordings
20,852
1
2
The debut release for A Beautiful Machine. Fazed out, joyfully noisy shoegazer / dream rock, taking influence from Ride, The Cure and other greats. Feedback laden drone grooves, shimmering wall-o-sound dynamics and duelling guitars all the way, melting from fuzzy psychedelia to melancholy ambience in the blink of an eye.
( 2 reviews )
Topics: shoegaze, shoegazer, space rock, space pop, ride, my bloody valentine, slowdive
Source: Embryo Recordings
Embryo Recordings
by A Beautiful Machine / Embryo Recordings
20,818
2
0
The latest release from ABM comes in the form of this collection of five bittersweet songs to love, loss and passing time, combining droning guitars with reverb-drenched feedback ambience and soft, lethargic vocals. Another Time serves as the end of a musical era for this project, although far from ending, this Ep provides a fitting coda, whilst simultaneously opening the way for the next era of musical progression for A Beautiful Machine..
Topics: Post-Rock, Shoegazer
Source: Embryo Recordings
Embryo Recordings
by Terminal Sound System / Embryo Recordings
16,523
1
0
The debut release from Terminal Sound System tosses elements of lofi electronica, breaks, dub & minimalist electro drone into a chopping, changing collection of atmospheric electronic music. Deep, dirty sub bass and spacious drones keep watch over glitching, skittering beats while the rats in the walls run wild.
Topics: Ambient Techno, Electro/IDM/Experimental/Breaks
Source: Embryo Recordings
Embryo Recordings
by A Beautiful Machine / Embryo Recordings
15,397
0
0
The companion release to the Solar Winds, White Noise, Antigravity album (EMB011), Solar Variants is a collection of remixes / reinterpretations of songs from this album, focussing on spacious ambience and sonic manipulation.
Topic: Remix
Source: Embryo Recordings
Embryo Recordings
by Terminal Sound System / Embryo Recordings
15,225
2
0
The long-lost lp from Terminal Sound System, recently discovered within a pile of backups, dusted off and restored to its rightful place in the Embryo chronology. Building on the deep bass and spaced-out beats of Watcher, TUQS is perhaps the missing link between the old tss (emb006, 012) and the new (emb017, 021).
Topics: dub, ambient, electronica
Source: Embryo Recordings
Embryo Recordings
by HALO / Embryo Recordings
14,917
1
1
The fourth release from 2-piece improv sonic terrorists HALO takes their bastard mix of noisecore sludge and abrasive power electronics to new depths. HALO deconstructs the sad carcass of Heavy Music with relentless efficiency, forcing it through a meat grinding power noise aesthetic to leave it shivering and wasted by the side of the road, begging for release. Degree Zero Point Of Implosion mixes wall-of-noise dynamics with brutal cacophony - critically detuned bass lays down sheets of white...
( 1 reviews )
Source: Embryo Recordings
Embryo Recordings
by HALO / Embryo Recordings
9,605
0
0
A descent into the cold dark heart of pure corporate violence and greed, Massive corporate Dis ease fuses shuddering low-end droning grooves with crushing slo-mo rhythms to create dark, oppressive industrial-tinged noise rock. The first HALO recording as a two-piece, relying primarily on drums & bass with additional harsh noise manipulation, thus setting the stage for the band, MCD makes great use of empty space and overwealming noise assaults.
Topics: Industrial, Sludge, Noise Rock, Doom, Metal
Source: Embryo Recordings
Embryo Recordings
by Circle Of Lebanon / Embryo Recordings
4,478
0
1
A strange and beguiling collection of instrumental hallucinations, from alien weather reports to irritating drones, spacious soaring soundscapes to an absurdist funeral march. Created with an unlikely pile of junk and (semi) musical instruments (including a collection of drums, some metal rods, the Casiotone, a couple of guitars, a clock radio, the Russian fx pedal ov doom, some beer bottles & the late lamented Electric Mistress) on the venerable Tascam 4-track, COL could be the soundtrack...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Contraptions, scape
Source: Embryo Recordings
Embryo Recordings
by HALO
4,270
0
0
HALO recorded live in Melbourne, Australia in front of a dozen or so people.. A number typical of our local following back when we played out in Melb. The show was supposedly the launch for the ..Implosion album, you can even recognise some songs in amidst the sludge. ..Turned out pretty damn good, considering it was captured with two cheap dynamics gaffa'd to the ceiling.. Come to think of it, that's not too far from the recording of the actual album.
Topics: Sludge, Noise Rock
Source: Embryo Recordings
Embryo Recordings
by Terminal Sound System / Embryo Recordings
4,124
2
0
Spastic cut & paste rhythms, disfigured analog tones, atonal atmospheres and disjointed freeform drum'n'bass collide head-on in this latest release from the Terminal Sound System. The Black Note Ep combines mutilated pseudo-freejazz cutups, wandering abstract melodies and harsh digital expletives into a musical travesty both horrendous and strangely beautiful, formless and horribly precise, a soundtrack for an arthouse film so terribly convoluted as to be never realised. A product of both...
Topics: Drum Solo, Experimental, Abstract
Source: Embryo Recordings
Embryo Recordings
by Terminal Sound System / Embryo Recordings
2,922
1
0
The second Terminal Sound System album, released Q3, 2000.
Topics: electronica, dub, ambient, breaks
Source: Embryo Recordings